Lend me your ears! Yesterday I gave Jason a mini-lecture about finishing strong. We have 4 more weeks of school left and I want them to be great, not a half-hearted struggle. My speech was inspiring... or at least, I was inspired, so today I added in a craft project that spurred a full-blown dress-up session. We are studying the Roman empire and the craft was a simple broach. Well, every good Roman had a broach in the shape of an animal to represent one of their gods. Jason chose a giraffe... I'm not quite sure which god that represents. Since he had a broach, he needed a cloak to pin it to and since he needed a cloak, he needed a toga to wear underneath. Pretty soon, little sis was in on the action and we had two Roman kids in our living room. We did a little math lesson on our slate (chalkboard, not beeswax) and read poetry (James Whitcomb Riley, not Euripides or Sappho). We'll be reclining to eat lunch today and I'll be supervising a dagger fight and perhaps some wrestling later this afternoon.
In other news... Hayden rolled over today, on her own, completely! She's so cute!